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  • Hong Kong Englishby May Wong

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 45.39

    This book systematically examines the linguistic features and socio-cultural issues of ?Hong Kong English?. The author focuses on authentic data taken from the International Corpus of English (the Hong Kong component) and the Corpus of Global Web-based English to track the ways in which the English language in Hong Kong has been adapted by its users.... more...

  • Comprehending and Speaking about Motion in L2 Spanishby Samuel A. Navarro Ortega

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.45

    This book presents a novel analysis of the learning of motion event descriptions by Anglophone students of Spanish. The author examines cross-linguistic differences between English and Spanish, focusing on the verbal patterns of motion events, to explore how learners overcome an entrenched first-language preference to move toward the lexicalization... more...

  • A Study of Attitudes of Dialect Speakers Towards the Speak Mandarin Campaign in Singaporeby Patrick Chin Leong Ng

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 45.39

    This book makes an original contribution to the fields of sociolinguistics, language planning policy and Chinese language studies. It examines the effectiveness of the Singapore?s Speak Mandarin Campaign in changing the language use of dialect speakers towards Mandarin.Singapore may be only ?a small red dot? and barely visible on the world?s map.... more...

  • Language and Migration in a Multilingual Metropolisby Patrick Stevenson

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.45

    This lively and engaging book, set in the historical context of centuries of migration and multilingualism in Berlin, explores the relationship between language and migration. Berlin is a multicultural city in the heart of Europe, but what do we know about the number of languages spoken by its inhabitants and how they are used in everyday life? How... more...

  • Pedagogies for Internationalising Research Educationby Michael Singh; Jinghe Han

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 85.43

    This book explores pedagogical concepts, metaphors and images of non-white, non-western researchers and research students on the inter/nationalization of education. Specifically, this book draws on the intellectual resources of China and India to explore the pedagogical dynamics and dimensions of the localization/globalization of education with non-Western... more...

  • Chinese Lexical Semanticsby Minghui Dong; Jingxia Lin; Xuri Tang

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.45

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 17th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2016, held in Singapore, Singapore, in May 2016. The 70 regular papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 182 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: lexicon and morphology,... more...

  • Mandarin Competence of Chinese-English Bilingual Preschoolersby Hock Huan Goh

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 84.45

    This book provides readers with a detailed sketch of the Mandarin competence of Chinese children in Singapore from different home language backgrounds. Their Mandarin competence is defined in terms of lexical diversity, syntactic complexity and code-switching tendency. The findings presented show that there are statistical differences in lexical diversity... more...

  • Articulations of Self and Politics in Activist Discourseby Jan Zienkowski

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 105.56

    This book focuses on the discursive processes that allow activists to make sense of themselves and of the modes of politics they engage in. It shows how political and metadiscursive awareness develop in tandem with a reconfiguration of one?s sense of self. The author offers an integrated pragmatic and poststructuralist perspective on self and subjectivity.... more...

  • The Humanities in Contemporary Chinese Contextsby Evelyn T. Y. Chan; Michael O'Sullivan

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 84.45

    This book brings together the perspectives of eminent and emerging scholars on contemporary issues relevant to the practice, pedagogy and institutionalization of the humanities in the three Chinese contexts of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. It addresses the need to investigate how humanities discussions, often exclusively drawn from, and grounded... more...

  • Minimalist Syntax for Quantifier Raising, Topicalization and Focus Movement: A Search and Float Approach for Internal Mergeby Jun Abe

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 91.84

    This volume examines how the displacement property of language is characterized in formal terms under the Minimalist Program and to what extent this proposed characterization of it can explain relevant displacement properties. The birth of the Principles and Parameters Approach makes it possible to simplify transformational rules so radically as to... more...